Our dog bite lawyers can help you if you were injured in a Birmingham dog bite attack. These attacks often result in serious injuries, including lacerations, puncture wounds, nerve damage, and broken bones. Dog bite victims incur hospital and medical expenses for their treatment and often need plastic surgery for scars and disfigurements caused by a bite.
We have obtained significant settlements and verdicts for our clients injured in these dog bite attacks. Compensation is paid for pain and suffering, disfigurement, medical expenses, and lost wages. We can help you or someone you care about win the best settlement for your case.
Michigan Dog Bite Laws
Many cities and counties have ordinances regarding dogs and the responsibilities of dog owners. An owner or keeper of a dog who violates any of these ordinances can be held liable for damages in a civil lawsuit to a dog bite victim. The ordinances can be used to prove a case in addition to other Michigan dog bite laws.
Birmingham Dog Bite Laws
In Birmingham, there are laws that apply to dog owners. These can be found in the Birmingham City Ordinances. Specifically, they are as follows:
Sec. 18-34. Responsibility for damages.
Every owner of a dog shall be liable for damages for any and all injuries to person or property caused by such dog, to be determined and collected in appropriate civil proceedings. Nothing in this article shall be construed to impose any liability upon the city, its agents or employees, for damages caused by such dog.
(Code 1963, § 9.81)
Sec. 18-36. Vicious dogs prohibited.
No person shall own or harbor a fierce or vicious dog, or a dog that has been bitten by any animal known to have been afflicted with rabies. All dogs found to be vicious and all rabid dogs shall be destroyed, unless otherwise disposed of by the owner thereof.
(Code 1963, § 9.83)
State law references: Regulation of dangerous animals, MCL 287.321 et seq., MSA 12.545(21) et seq.
Birmingham Dog Bite Reports
Quite often, the victim of the attack files a report with either the local police or local Animal Control agency. When a report is filed, it is necessary to obtain report. Our firm routinely obtains these for our clients. For a report filed with the Police Department in Birmingham, you should request the Animal Control report at the following location:
Birmingham Police Department
151 Martin St
Birmingham, MI 48009
No Fees Unless You Win A Birmingham Dog Bite Settlement
We do not charge any legal fees unless we are able to get you a Birmingham dog bite settlement.
Contact Our Birmingham Dog Bite Lawyers
If you or a loved one has been injured or bitten by a dog in Birmingham, it is important that you contact our experienced dog bite attorneys today at (800) 606-1717. We will listen to your story and start working on your case immediately.